Underwater concrete poured for Tiel’s cultural cluster

Last week, work started on pouring the concrete floor of the underground car park in the Westluidense Poort cultural cluster in Tiel. This was a job for specialists: divers worked for 72 hours non-stop pouring underwater concrete for a 1.3 metre-thick concrete floor. Then the cofferdam was pumped out. The next phase can begin once the floor has hardened – constructing the car park’s four floors with parking spaces for 580 cars. After this, the construction work above ground can commence.

The new Westluidense Poort will be the cultural cluster for both Tiel and the region. A place where people can socialise, make music, dance, act, follow courses, attend talks and debates and access information. In addition to the cultural functions on the square, the urban housing, apartments, commercial premises and the underground car park reinforce the area’s appeal.

Westluidense Poort is a Design Build Maintain & Operate project by VolkerWessels. De Zwarte Hond is responsible for the design of the 17,000 m2 project. The cultural centre will take shape in 2016 and completion of the car park and the centre are planned at the end of 2017.

Click here for more pictures and information of Westluidense Poort.

For more information please contact André van der Slik.

Photo: Jan Bouwhuis